CTC combined two events on August 6th at the Exploratorium at Pier 15 in San Francisco. The Clean Acres tour of sustainable features of the Exploratorium highlighted the museum's near-net zero energy impact and Bay water system, among other features. Meanwhile, CTC held a new member orientation and concluded with a reception as part of Exploratorium After Dark.
Participants in the California Business Incubation Alliance (CBIA) met at Flextronics Lab IX in July 2015 and followed their regular meeting with a tour of research and development at Flextronics.
Clean Acres toured the sustainability aspects of Levi Stadium on June 25th, 2015. Special thanks to the San Francisco 49ers and NRG Energy for the inside look at how a great team made a stadium LEED Gold certified.
First Pitch: Aerospace + Drones convened June 24th, 2015 at the Citrix Startup Accelerator. Startups ranging from agtech to wildfire monitoring to air freight to air traffic control presented, alongside investors and accelerators.
Participants in the California Business Incubation Alliance convened at Illumina in April 2015 to discuss best practices across industries in incubation and acceleration. The backdrop of an Alexandria building in Mission Bay added to the biotech themes of the meeting.
First Pitch: Renewables convened in May 2015 with the Joint BioEnergy Institute to hear from industry leaders, startups and researchers on the challenges in finding capital and talent, as well as getting novel products to scale.
CTC participated in the annual Washington fly-in of the Technology Councils of North America, alongside 25 sister organizations from Georgia to Massachusetts and Connecticut to Arizona. Delegates met with leaders from FCC, FTC, Congress and more.
Edtech leaders gathered September 12, 2014 to discuss challenges ranging from procurement to spreading coding instruction further. Six app companies gave demos, and leaders considered opportunities ranging from more pilot programs to coding challenges. Thanks to BayBio Institute andSilicon Valley Education Foundation for helping make it happen!
Within the California Technology Council, a special interest group has been formed for incubators and accelerators. That group, the California Business Incubation Alliance, met for its first best practice dialogue on April 30th, 2014 at the NASA Ames Research Park.